More on last night's Bloomingdale flooding:
See Eric Fidler's post over at his Left For LeDroit blog.
See this 2007 brochure from DC Water titled "A Guide to Preventing Sewer Backups and Flooding."
Here is some text from this brochure of interest:
Flood-prone Areas in the District
Neighborhoods in the District such as the west side of Florida Avenue between the Anacostia River and 1st Street, NW have historically experienced sewer backups and flooding due to the bowl-like (low-lying) topography and the inadequate capacity of the sewers, some of which were constructed in the late 19th century.
Other flood-prone areas in the District include:
• Rhode Island Ave. and 5th St., NE and Rhode Island Metro
• Thomas and Flagler streets, NW
• West Virginia Ave. and Mount Olivet St., NE
• 1st and P streets, NW
• 6th and R streets, NW
DC Water is in the early phase of a 20-year program to construct huge underground tunnels that will alleviate flooding in these areas. Until this program is completed, this brochure provides some important information designed to help home and business owners prevent the property damage associated with sewer backups and flooding.